Supported by the department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, a number of leading theatre organisations have come together to initiate and formalise a position on Gender Policy.
Over two years the companies have engaged in a series of discussions that have resulted in each organisation formulating its own gender policy statement with reference to the common desire for reform and progress. The aim is to establish a system across the sector that provides a constant support and reference point for the individual worker, and for the managements and employers who take responsibility for their working conditions.
It is a joint promise to address and rebalance the gender equality deficiencies within Irish theatre. The ten organisations are committed and poised to introduce policies to ensure that gender equality is front of mind, is implemented and becomes the norm.
The ten organisations are The Abbey Theatre, Cork Midsummer Festival, The Corn Exchange, Druid, The Everyman Theatre, Dublin Theatre Festival, Fishamble: The New Play Company, The Gate Theatre, The Lir Academy and Rough Magic.
- The Abbey Theatre Abbey Theatre – Gender Equality and Diversity Policy
- Cork Midsummer Festival Cork Midsummer Festival Gender Equality Policy
- Corn Exchange Theatre Company Corn Exchange Theatre Company Gender Equality Policy
- Druid Theatre Company Druid Theatre Company Gender Equality Policy
- Dublin Theatre Festival Dublin Theatre Festival Gender Equality Policy
- The Everyman Palace Theatre The Everyman Theatre Gender Equality Policy
- Fishamble: The New Play Company Fishamble The New Play Company Gender Equality Policy
- The Gate Theatre The Gate Theatre Gender Equality Policy
- The Lir Academy The Lir Academy Gender Equality Policy
- Rough Magic Theatre Company Rough Magic Theatre Company Gender Equality Policy